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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author

Title Much ado about nothing / William Shakespeare ; edited by Claire McEachern
Published [London] : Bloomsbury, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Arden Shakespeare
Arden Shakespeare
Summary 'Much Ado About Nothing', probably composed in 1598-9 and first appearing in quarto in 1600, is a play of two pairs of lovers: the meek Hero and the impressionable Claudio, and the acerbic Beatrice and chauvinistic Benedick. It is one of Shakespeare's best-loved and most frequently performed comedies. Having its sources in Italianate literature of the preceding centuries, scholars have argued that Shakespeare's play takes on an expanded psychological scope from the usual tales of mistaken cuckoldry and bawdy flirtation
Notes Previously issued in print: London: Arden Shakespeare, 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on August 5, 2014)
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing.
Courtship -- Italy -- Messina -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author McEachern, Claire, 1963- editor
ISBN 9781903436837 (Print)